Pearl (McQuate) Klinger

May 18, 1926 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Pearl (McQuate) Cassel Klinger, 97, of Londonderry Village, Palmyra, PA passed away Monday, July 10, 2023 at the village.


Born in Myerstown (Lebanon County) PA daughter of the late Paul and Anna (King) McQuate, she was the widow of the late Warren Cassel and Calvin Klinger, Sr. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Barbara McQuate and niece Sharon McQuate.


Surviving are her son Robert (Barbara) Cassel, Ormond Beach, FL, daughters Janet Witmer, Ormond Beach, FL and Joanne Baylor, Harrisburg, PA. Five grandchildren Aaron McLean (Diana Khuu), Chestertown, MD, Megan McLean (Nick Heilman), Ormond Beach, FL, Alisha Baylor (Beth Dalmut), Washington, DC, Adam (Maria) Baylor, Hershey, PA, Bryon Buckland, Brooklyn, MD, two great-grandchildren River and Wade, and one niece Susan (Donald) Robison, Hershey, PA.


Also surviving are Calvin’s children and their families, Margaret Albert, Harrisburg, PA, Calvin (Gerrie) Klinger, Jr, St. Augustine, FL, Theodore Klinger, CA, Pattilynn Mullenhour, Harrisburg, PA, Gene (Susan) Klinger, Middletown, PA. Also a deceased daughter Ellen Boyd, TN.


Pearl dearly loved her family. She would always make the time to be with her children and grandchildren and took great pride in their accomplishments.


Pearl was a long-time member of the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, Hershey, serving on numerous committees and participating in the choirs and senior citizens activities.


Pearl was a graduate of Hershey High School and Lebanon Business College. She was an administrative secretary in the Hershey School District for 31 years, a member of National Association of Educational Secretaries, PA Association of School Retirees, Palmyra Senior Citizens, Railroad Retirees of Harrisburg, Hershey AARP, Hershey Historical Society and numerous travel groups. She loved to travel and visited countries all over the world.


The family would like to thank the staff at Londonderry Village, Palmyra, for their compassionate care of Pearl.


A  viewing will be held 10:00 AM Friday, July 14, 2023 at her church, 335 East Areba Avenue, Hershey followed by a funeral service at 10:30 AM.  Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery, Hershey.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, 335 East Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033.



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July 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Spring Creek Church of the Brethren
335 East Areba Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

Funeral Service
July 14, 2023

10:30 AM
Spring Creek Church of the Brethren
335 East Areba Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033


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